HTC S-OFF | PERMANENT ROOT | Mail In Service
S-OFF your HTC, this service will allow you to flash custom roms and roms of any version to your HTC. Great for anyone who wants to debrand or repair their htc but hboot version wont allow it
HTC S-OFF Mail In Service
NOTE: Service is only available to UK Residents
NOTE: Service will invalidate phone warranty
At FoneFunShop we can S-OFF your HTC for you and mail it you back.
This service will permanently ROOT your HTC and allow you to flash
generic original debranded roms or custom roms, and use of third party applications that are available in the public domain.
We can S-OFF the following HTC Models
below, we are always updating too so bookmark and return as new models will be
added once supported.
What is S-OFF
S-OFF is a kind of jailbreak for HTS phones
S-OFF means that the NAND portion of the device is unlocked and can be written to.
The default setting for HTCís devices is S-ON, which means that neither can you access certain areas of the system nor can you guarantee a permanent root. Furthermore, signature check for firmware images is also ensured by the S-ON flag.
Why Would I S-OFF My HTC ?
HTC have installed a sort of security check whose level is determined by S-OFF/S-ON.
Essentially, this security level is a flag stored on the deviceís radio that checks signature images for any firmware before it is allowed to be written to system memory.
This hinders using any custom ROMs, splash images, recovery etc., and also restricts access to the NAND flash memory.
However, when security level is set to S-OFF, the signature check is bypassed, allowing a user to upload custom firmware images, unsigned boot, recovery, splash and HBOOT images, as well as official firmware that has been modified, this enabling maximum customization of your HTC Android device.
Furthermore, S-OFF also reduces restrictions on accessing the NAND flash memory on the device, allowing all partitions (including /system) to be mounted in write mode while the operating system is booted.
Example of S-Off ?
Here is a good example of an HTC
This is a HTC ONE M7 running boot
The customer installed TWRP then
attempted to root it but then it simply wouldnt load the OS at all.
He was stuck because he could not
flas a stock rom to fix it because there simply isnt a version high enough to
flash it with (1.61)
He couldn't flash an older rom
because the phone was S-ON and S-ON will only allow you to flash same or higher
version than 1.61
So he sent it to us and we did
the S-OFF, We also set the CID to a generic CID so it could be updated as a
debranded handset. We also unlocked it too :)
Once it was S-OFF we could then
flash a stock / debranded / original firmware of any version
Then once finished, we can update
it via OTA.. (over the air) which will remain unbranded :)
HTC S-OFF Service
How Do I Know If My Device Is S-ON Or S-OFF ?
Simply boot into HBOOT on your device, and the text on top will show the flag status as either S-OFF or S-ON. A full root generally means S-OFF.
(Use Google to find out how to boot your device in HBOOT mode, the most common way is power phone off then hold volume down button and power button down at the same time)
How Do FoneFunShop Perform The S-OFF ?
have a special in-house system unique to FoneFunShop which allows us to S-OFF
some very new HTC models.
This system is not normally available in tools you can buy to do this work, so
the handset has to come to us to be done.
also offer a bulk service too if you have many HTC to s-off, contact us.
How do I use this service?
After making your order below, you will receive an online order via email, print
you pay online print out your payment receipt email too.
you wish to pay via cash, postal order or cheque, include this with your order
Take out your simcard and memory card and keep it safe, as this is not needed.
possible, fully charge the battery and turn your phone off.
Wrap your phone in bubble wrap or similar.
Place wrapped phone in a jiffy bag, along with your order form and payment.
Send your HTC to us at the address below via royal mail special delivery, to ensure your
phone is delivered to us safely.
132 Handsworth Road
we receive your phone, we will email you to let you know, and give you access to
our unique Mail
in Service Progress Checker where you can monitor the status of your job.
Once the work is done we will email you a Final Repair Report and return your phone to
you via royal mail special delivery. We will also email you your tracking number too.
Remember to select
Main-In-Service Insured Return Shipping method when you
checkout, as this method guarantees next working day return delivery of your
phone once work is complete and is insured too.
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